Posted May 31, 2006 10:55 AM

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Makes 1 quart (8 servings)

Prep: 35 minutes
Freeze: 35 minutes

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 14-ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/3 cups tiny marshmallows, halved

1. In a medium saucepan melt the chocolate over medium-low heat. Gradually stir in milk until combined. Gradually stir in water. Remove from heat. Pour half of the mixture into a blender container; cover and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with other half of mixture. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly.
2. Stir in whipping cream, walnuts, and vanilla. Freeze in a 4- or 5-quart ice-cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions. Stir in marshmallows before ripening. Ripen 4 hours. Makes about 1 quart (8 servings).

Make-Ahead Tips: Prepare ice cream mixture; cover and chill. Freeze ice cream and let ripen.